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Best French Motorhome Roadtrips

photo by Christophe.Finot (wikimedia commons)Dijon Photo by Christophe.Finot (wikimedia commons)

So, you have just got yourself a motor home from the local France campervan hire establishment and are mulling over the places to visit in France; here is a look at some of the most scenic routes that you can take and the destinations that you can go to:

The French Rivera: Have you noticed how in those Bond flicks ; dear old Jamsie boy not only gets the coolest wheels and the hottest babes but he also gets to drive the wheels with the babes in them on some of the most scenic roads n the world. One such destination which is a regular Bond hangout is the French Riviera; this can probably be attributed to the fact that it is one of the most scenic locales in the world; with a weather that screams for an open hooded vehicle but you can have as much fun viewing the delights of the French Riviera through the windows of your motor home. The dramatic cliffs that the roads seem to adhere to are perched on top of the azure, sparking Mediterranean; colorful towns are dotted across the entire landscape, making it one of the most idyllic destinations for a road trip.

If you want to experience the pleasure of driving along the coast line; take the A8 from Cannes right up to the Italian Border. You could also head to Monaco and take a look at the Grand Prix route but it’s doubtful that they will let your race your motor home on it.

La Route des Grandes Alpes: You will need to be an expert driver to maneuver your motor home down the winding roads of the French Alps but the challenge is well worth the trouble. The route is one of the oldest roads in the country; created in 1911, the route covers a distance of 460 miles and takes you to elevations of 2300 meters. You will be able to witness some of the most breathtaking and panoramic views of the glaciers, valleys and Mont Blanc. Although the origin of the route lies in Switzerland; most of the ground is covered in France where the road finally ends in the coastal town of Menton. There are several welcoming villages along the way that are perfect for a lunch stopover in the afternoon. The road remains open from June to October and can also be traversed on a bike or a motorcycle.

If you have some extra time on your hands, you can take the Troyes, Dijon and Etienne route that covers some of the most diverse scenery n the country. The route starts in the Champagne valley, a place as famous for its museums, architecture and fine shopping as its amazing wines.

Driving away from Troyes; the next stop is the town of Dijon in Burgundy; you have probably tasted the mustard from this town but Burgundy is equally famous for its lush green vineyards that will give you a taste of the local fruits. On your way down to Dijon, you will come across several small towns that are off the beaten track but which will give you a glimpse into rural French life. 

Finally, you make your way to St Etienne that is famous for its cathedral and numerous art galleries and museums.

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